I would recommend this story as part of any reading resource for year 7-10. The sentence structure is fairly repetitive which enables those less familiar with te reo to pick up the story easier. The illustrations also help with this.
There is a fantastic message of perserverance here which could be used as part of teaching our school values or key competencies.
Author: Mavis O’Rourke
Illustrator: Claudia Pond Eyley
Translator: Nai Wainui
Publisher: Duck Creek Press
ISBN: 978 1 927305 21 8
Date of Publication: 2016
Ages: years 7-10 te reo reading resource
Reviewer’s name, job title, school name & region: Leon Dunn, Head of Māori, Southland Boys’High School
How highly are you recommending this book? Highly recommended